WLAN Pi Project
The WLAN Pi Project is community driven project for building a multi-purpose Wi-Fi analysis tool using single board computers (SBC). The project was started by @jolla around 2016 and since then has added several team members that contribute project code and many enthusiasts that market kits and cases for the WLAN Pi hardware.
WiFi Scanner for Windows is a WiFi discovery and scanning application for IT professionals and home users looking for detailed information about surrounding WiFi networks.
WLAN Pi is a portable device that can be used as a throughput tester, remote WiFi scanner, packet capture tool, portable WiFi signal generator and more.
In this blog post we will cover how to configure a Linux device such as a Raspberry Pi computer as a remote WiFi Scanner. Our setup uses our Windows based WiFi Scanner on a Windows 10 laptop.
The Windows WiFi Scanner connects the the local or remote Raspberry Pi via SSH to transmit WiFi scanning results from the Raspberry Pi to the Windows WiFi Scanner for display.
The benefits of this setup are below.
- Linux device can be local or remote as long as SSH access to device is available.
- Linux device can be low cost device like a Raspberry Pi.
- Leverage wide selection of USB wireless adapter support available for Raspberry Pi devices and operating system.
A list of the 8 steps to follow for home WiFi success are below with more details for each step after the list.
When WiFi works it is awesome but when it doesn't it can be very frustrating. In almost all cases a few quick steps can solve most issues.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a term used to describe a set of standards that allows DC electrical power and data to be transmitted simultaneously along the same cable. This standard was first standardized in 2003 with IEEE802.3af and has been updated 2 more times since with the most recent, IEEE802.3bt, being ratified in September 2018. For the purposes of this post, the focus will discuss PoE as it relates to Access Points (AP).
The newest WiFi technology - 802.11ax or WiFi 6 - is all about creating a better, more efficient process for the ever denser WiFi environment. WiFi 6 concentrates on allowing more devices to speak at the same time, making APs better at discerning who said what. The APs take on an even more granular command role by setting up wake up times, controlling uplink and downlink connections, and orchestrating WiFi antenna power levels in devices.
A Communications Toolkit offers a wide variety of documents that can be used to communicate the different phases of a WiFi upgrade project. Ranging from email templates to flyers, a toolkit can be sent to all end users and displayed in public areas in order to communicate project progress, technical support information, and various other announcements.